Posts Tagged: smoking cessation

Are e-cigarettes less harmful?

With lung cancer awareness month upon us, and many new insights into electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), it seems the perfect time to discuss these new and emerging products. Though they have been around for over a decade now, popularity continues to grow and new e-cigarette devices hit the market frequently. Originally touted as a device to…
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Be free from cigarettes

Did you know tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death? Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is responsible for a number of diseases such as heart and lung disease. There are more than 600 ingredients in a cigarette and when burned a cigarette creates 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known…
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Harmful effects of smoking continues to sweep Kentucky

Kentucky continues to have one of the highest rates of incidence and deaths from lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually not detected until the signs and symptoms are present, when the patient is already at a more advanced stage. The key to fight this disease is prevention and early detection. Smoking and secondhand smoke (nonsmokers…
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Be good to your heart

It’s American Heart Month, and when we think about “getting healthy” in the new year, a prime concern should be taking care of your heart. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States, according to a 2014 report from…
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5 health resolutions to make in the new year

Resolutions don’t have to unreachable goals. If improving or increasing health habits is on your mind, consider making one of these healthy habits a goal of yours in 2015. 1)      Drink more water. Water helps you stay hydrated and is vital to your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water helps…
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